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Trying to fine more details on these four women.
« on: Monday 22 December 14 09:16 GMT (UK) »
Miss Elizabeth Colledge,  living at Sandridge Farm in Innerleithen, served as an orderly at Royaumont Abbey near Paris from September 1918- December 1918.
Jessie Margaret Gerrard, living at Stoneyhill Walkerburn, served as an orderly with the Girton and Newnham unit in Salonika  and Belgrade in Serbia from August 1918- August 1919.  In November 1919 she left Salonika for India where i understand she went to visit an aunt.
Nettie Jean Smith, living at Carnethy, Peebles, served as a Nurse at Salonika with the Girton NS Newnham  unit between July 1916 – December 1916.
Madge Ramsay Smith, living in Peebles, served as secretary and administrator at Royau mont Abbey from May 1916- March 1919. Much of Madge’s  story can be accessed by reading   Antonio de Navarro’s book ‘The SWH at the French Abbey of Royaumont’

Any information would be welcome.  Alan

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Re: Trying to fine more details on these four women.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 22 December 14 12:26 GMT (UK) »
The Southern Reporter, 10 July 1913 published a list of prizewinners for Peebles High School.

In the Classes V and VI bracket in the Post Intermediate School an "Elizabeth Colledge (Innerleithen)" took 1st prize in Art and 3rd prize in English and History.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Trying to fine more details on these four women.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 December 14 12:32 GMT (UK) »
Excellent thank you.  Any idea of places of birth, dates etc?  its Christmas time i know..

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 December 14 14:36 GMT (UK) »
1901 Census
Thomas Colledge, Marr, 40, Photographer, b. St Cuthbert's, Midlothian
Agnes Colledge, Marr, 35, b. Selkirk
Lizzie Colledge, 7, b. Selkirk
Margaret Colledge, 5, b. Selkirk
Hugh Colledge, 1, b. Innerleithen
Tom Brown, 25, Watchmaker, b. Selkirk
Address Miller Street, Innerleithen, Peebleshire

There is another Elizabeth Colledge, age 7, on the 1901 Census, parents William and Agnes. Their address is 30 Curror Street, Selkirk
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Trying to fine more details on these four women.
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 December 15 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Madge (Margaret) Ramsay Smith was born on 31st July 1884 at Minnie Bank, Peebles (address of a house).  Her father was John Ramsay Smith, solicitor who gave his name to the well-known local law firm of Blackwood & Smith.  Her mother was Mary Graham Ramsay Smith ms Norwell.
The registration number of her birth is 768/00/0075.
She lived at Kingsmuir Hall (large house in Peebles) and died in 1977 in Peebles aged 92.  Death registration number 801/00 0043.
She was honoured with the Freedom of the Royal Burgh of Peebles for her work during World War 1 in France, both at casualty clearing stations near battlefields and at a field hospital which she help to evacuate despite shelling around it.

One post on this website gives her the wrong parents!  Her birth certificate gives her parents as above, their marriage 14th June 1883 in Edinburgh.

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Re: Trying to fine more details on these four women.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 December 15 00:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi SWH,

Possibly the 1911 would be best as she may be at the Farm by then which would confirm.

Just looking at her father's occupation (if them in 1901) & wondering if a Photographer would end up on a farm?

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